A Campaign for Amethyst Place

Affordable Housing for Families in the Troost Corridor

Together, we can build more housing, in turn building up more women and children in our community. We are on a mission to construct 32 units and nearly double our capacity and impact. Will you help us?

The time for expansion is now! We are thrilled to announce the #GrowAP campaign.

Over 50 families are consistently waiting for a safe home at Amethyst Place to reunify and overcome houselessness. Within these families are about 80 children, most of whom are separated from their mom until a spot at Amethyst Place opens. That wait is taking a year or longer.

We were fortunate enough to secure land right next to our current campus thanks to the very generous support of donors. It is enough space to build 32 more units – nearly doubling our capacity. We are building 25 apartments, 7 townhomes, community programming space, offices for on-site services, and greenspace for families to play. To fund this $16,000,000 project, we have launched a capital campaign that will leverage public and private sources. Construction began in Summer 2023 and is expected to be complete by the end of 2024.

We need supporters like you to help us bring this to fruition!


of $16M Campaign Raised

Key Funding Partners


City of Kansas City, MO Sunderland Foundation Hall Family Foundation
Missouri Department of Mental Health Yield Giving (MacKenzie Scott) William T. Kemper Foundation
Bloch Family Foundation Shepard McCaskill Foundation Sherman Family Foundation
Dehaemers Family Charitable Trust Baum Family Foundation UMB Bank
Mullinix Family Foundation Ann & Gary Dickinson Family Charitable Fund The McDonnell Foundation
Ronald D. Deffenbaugh Foundation Hallmark Country Club Christian Church
Children’s Mercy Hospital T-Mobile William T. Kemper II Charitable Foundation
Francis Family Foundation Travois Legacy Bank & Trust


The Site Design

We will add 37 units of affordable housing, doubling our current capacity. The site will also have outdoor community space, a community room for programming, a fitness center, and offices for on-site services.

What Community Leaders Are Saying About #GrowAP

Amethyst Place is a longtime funded partner of United Way of Greater Kansas City and one of the most effective service providers for families experiencing housing insecurity. They play a vital role in ensuring the stability of families who would otherwise be at risk of homelessness. Amethyst Place leadership has stepped up to develop new affordable housing, recognizing that our community’s housing affordability crisis disproportionately affects the most vulnerable families. This new housing will alleviate this challenge in long-term and meaningful ways.
Chris Rosson

President & CEO, United Way of Greater Kansas City

Lockton is a proud supporter of the work Amethyst Place does to support the healing of families. We recognize the tremendous results they have achieved to date – and more importantly are excited for the future expansion which will provide even more support to families on their healing journeys.

Peter Clune

CEO, Lockton

I believe in the work Amethyst Place is doing; oftentimes a second chance is so very valuable to families in distress. Providing safety and the additional resources needed to get past major life hurdles couldn’t be more valuable. Amethyst Place is providing a future for the most at risk families and impacting our city greatly in the process!
Chris Goode

Founder, Ruby Jean's Juicery

The Sherman Family Foundation is proud to partner with Amethyst Place. Nothing is more important for children than a stable home. Amethyst Place empowers women by providing them a home, teaching them financial literacy skills and supporting their personal/social development so that they may lead productive, independent lives and provide for their family. We are so proud of the work that Starla and all of the “sisters” do at Amethyst Place and encourage you to join us in our support of this expansion!

Sherman Family Foundation

As the Jackson County Prosecutor, I enthusiastically support Amethyst Place. This organization provides the needed building blocks for mothers and children to build a strong foundation and nurture strong bonds just like any other family. I’ve seen the results from Amethyst Place in the women who utilize their services. We need more of that.

Jean Peters Baker

Jackson County Prosecutor

Royals Charities is proud to continue supporting our friends at Amethyst Place. Their dedication and commitment to providing a safe, welcoming and encouraging environment for mothers to raise their families has not only directly impacted the families themselves, but will have a tremendous impact on the growth of our Kansas City community moving forward. We are so grateful for all that they do!

Amanda Grosdidier

Executive Director, Royals Charities / Sr. Director Community Investments, Kansas City Royals

As a female and business owner and single parent, it brings great pride to work on projects that make an impact in the community and in our children’s lives. Being able to work on a project for Amethyst Place where we are affecting the lives of women and children for the better brings more meaning to the work. I hope that by seeing more women in traditionally male dominated roles, the women and children helped by Amethyst Place can envision more options for their own future.

Monica S. Santos

Founder/President, Antella Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Reconciliation Services [RS] is a long-standing partner with Amethyst Place. Starla and her team are trustworthy stewards of their critical mission to bring hope and healing to families. RS is proud to support their #GrowAP campaign and would encourage everyone in the KC community to invest in this worthy project.

Fr. Justin Mathews

Executive Director, Reconciliation Services


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